Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Scientist's Design

Light flickered. Machines rumbled. The dead howled. The scientist ripped off a limb here and there from the bodies. They lay on his many operating tables deep down under the earth.

The scientist stitched the flesh together slowly. Still after so many years he was not a skilled tailor. His children suffered as a result. The scientist stared at his current project. The seams stretched open at the joints. He could see the ravaged muscles inside. But he wanted a beautiful child.

Maybe next time he should design a beautiful wife instead.

Inspired by Sunday Scribblings.

18 comments:

  1. You have such a gift with flash..such perfect little creations..I love the dark undercurrent..so subtle it becomes huge..Jae

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  2. Shades of Tim Burton! Love it.

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  3. He could always dig up Elsa Lanchester - she made a pretty good bride for Frankenstein's monster.

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  4. Love the mystery hidden beyond...

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  5. May be he should, but first find a soul
    to fit into his stitched body's encasement

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  6. Mysterious and evocative. Love it!

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  7. What a creative miniature, complete as a contemplative piece.

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  8. Shades of Burton and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Very cool post and take on "design"

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  9. Oooh I like it, Tim Burton meets Frankenstein. Very cool.

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  10. Fascinating! I love the way it all 'pulls' together.

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  11. Amazing writing...very creepy indeed!

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  12. Flash fiction! I love the way short fiction requires such tight, spare sentences and yet paints such a great picture. Yours is shivery!

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  13. Thanks everyone! Glad you all liked it. :)

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  14. Alicia, found you at Sunday Scribs. This was outrageously ooky! Inspired writing, reminds me of... no one else I read today, that's for sure! Great take on the prompt. Thanks, Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/labyrinth-day-16/

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  15. Morbidly fun. I love "His children suffered as a result."

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  16. this design takes my mind to different endings and explanations.

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  17. you write outstanding poetry.


    Enjoyed this, awesome talent.

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    Hope to see you in!
    Have A Blessed Easter!
    xxx

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  18. Dark and delicious. Am so glad I found your blog!

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